6 WWE superstars who fans thought were Grand Slam winners but are not
Vince McMahon is a shrewd businessman. If he feels a wrestler can run a division, he gives them ample opportunities. For instance, Chris Jericho made his WWE debut in 1999, and within two years, he won almost every accolade on offer - including the Hardcore, European, Intercontinental, and Tag Team Championships. By winning the WWE Undisputed Championship in 2002, he became a Grand Slam Champion.
We take a look at six wrestlers fans think are the winners of the grand slam, but they are not.
#6 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Steve Austin is undeniably one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE. The 'Austin Era' began in 1996 and ended in 2003. In seven years, he won three Royal Rumbles, five WWE Championships and had multiple Tag Team Championship runs.
The Texas Rattlesnake spent a lot of time at the top but cannot call himself a Grand Slam Champion. He was unable to win any tertiary championship like the European or Hardcore titles. His illustrious career would have been more decorated if he had won another championship.
#5 Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is often regarded as the biggest star in the history of WWE. It is another matter that he is not as decorated as other WWE wrestlers of modern times. During the 1980s and early 90s, wrestling was a different affair when wrestlers did not float between divisions very often.
Hogan was a six-time WWE Champion between 1984 and 2002. Along with Edge, he won the WWE Tag Team Championship - those are all his championship titles in WWE. Even when he wrestled for WCW, it was only in the Heavyweight division. With all his achievements, his name will never be synonymous with the Grand Slam.